Study: WV, Ohio receive ‘D’ grade in social distancing, some counties fail


West Virginia received a ‘D’ grade overall in this study by Unacast (Uncacast).

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – According to a new study, our region has done a poor job of social distancing.

According to a study from Unacast, most of our region received a ‘D’ letter grade in social distancing.

Unacast compared current location data to data collected before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The counties in our region with the worst grades are Roane and Braxton counties, which both received an ‘F’. The best graded counties are Cabell County, with a ‘B-‘, and Gallia County, with a ‘B’.

The data includes changes in time spent around the home and total distance traveled.

  • West Virginia: D
  • Kentucky: D
  • Ohio: C –
  • Virginia: D
  • Maryland: B-
  • Pennsylvania: B-
  • North Carolina: D

The United States as a whole received an average score of a “C.”

County by County Results (worst to best):

  • Roane County: F
  • Braxton County: F
  • Fayette County: D-
  • Jackson County, OH: D-
  • Mason County: D-
  • Lawrence County, KY: D-
  • Nicholas County: D-
  • Pike County, KY: D-
  • Carter County: D-
  • Gallia County: D-
  • Greenup County: D-
  • Boone County: D
  • Johnson County: D
  • Floyd County: D
  • Calhoun County: D
  • Clay County: D
  • Jackson County, WV: D
  • Lincoln County: D
  • Elliott County: D
  • Lawrence County, OH: D
  • Scioto County: D
  • Pike County, OH: D
  • Meigs County: D
  • Logan County: D
  • Putnam County: D
  • Wayne County: D
  • Wirt County: D
  • Kanawha County: C-
  • Mingo County: C
  • Wood County: C
  • Boyd County: C
  • Martin County: C
  • Vinton County: C
  • Cabell County: B-
  • Athens County: B

You can view the full map of the U.S. broken down by county by clicking here.

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